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Captain James cook
In three voyages Cook sailed thousands of miles across largely uncharted areas of the globe. He mapped lands from New Zealand to Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean in greater detail and on a scale not previously achieved. As he progressed on his voyages of discovery he surveyed and named features, and recorded islands and coastlines on European maps for the first time. He displayed a combination of seamanship, superior surveying and cartographic skills, physical courage and an ability to lead men in adverse conditions.
Cook was attacked and killed while attempting to kidnap the native chief of Hawaii during his third exploratory voyage in the Pacific in 1779. He left a legacy of scientific and geographical knowledge which was to influence his successors well into the 20th century, and numerous memorials worldwide have been dedicated to him
Captain cooks ship name is the Endeavour
Born: 7th november 1729 in marton, united kindom
Died: 14th februaray 1779 in hawaii
The challenges that Captain cook faced was trying to reason with the maori and trying to get them to accept James Cook and his other people.
died: at the age of 50
Born: 1603,Lutjegast, Netherlands (date not told)
Ships: Zeehaen and Heemskerck
Main Exploration: He founded New Zealand, Tasmania and large parts of Australia
Died: 10 October 1659
Erik the red
Main Exploration: Erik the Red is considered to have founded the first Nordic Settlement in Greenland and had named many places in Greenland
Born: 950 AD, Jæren
Died: Qassiarsuk, Greenland
Ships: He has a ship but the name is unknown
Born: Around 31 October 1451
Died: 20th of May 1506
Main Explorations: He founded America by mistake while trying to find India
Ships: the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria
Juan Ponce de Leon
Main Exploration: He sailed from Puerto Rico on March 3, 1513, with three ships, the Santa Maria, the Santiago, and the San Cristobal, and about 200 men. After stops at Grand Turk Island and San Salvador, they reached the east coast of Florida.
Born: 1474, Santervás de Campos, Spain
Died: July 1521, Havana, Cuba
Ships: the Santa Maria, the Santiago,
and the San Cristobal,
Ships: the Victoria and the Trinadad
Main Explorations: He led the first expedition that sailed around the Earth . He also named the Pacific Ocean.
Died: 27 April 1521, Mactan, Philippines
He may have been the first European to reach Hudson Bay from the Saint Lawrence. In 1674, on another journey to the Rupert River he was captured by the English and taken to England. On his journey to England he induced Medard des Groseilliers to return to the French service. After returning in 1688 to Canada, he served at missions in western Canada and died at Sault Ste. Marie.
Born: 1616, Ardes, France
Died: 11 January 1696, Sault Ste. Marie, Canada